NEWS: NYC Amazon worker needs 110 stitches after unprovoked slashing
A stranger slashed an on-duty Amazon worker — leaving him with a 6-inch gash that required 110 stitches — in an unprovoked Bronx attack late last month, according to cops and a new report.
William Herrera, 23, was walking back to his work van after delivering packages on Valentine Avenue near East 203rd Street in Bedford Park around 3 p.m. Jan. 24 when the menace approached and slashed him without warning, according to the NYPD and a WNBC report.
Surveillance footage obtained by the network shows Herrera standing with his back turned — facing his white van — when a man wearing all black and a ski mask suddenly walks up to him and slices his face.
The worker instinctively runs away to avoid his attacker, the clip shows.
Herrera, a dad of a toddler with another little one on the way, told the network that it seems the suspect simply wanted to do harm — because he didn’t try to rob him, though the opportunity was there.
“My van was completely open. He could have took the whole van if he wanted to,” he said.
“He didn’t take nothing. He just wanted to cut me, I guess.”
Herrera was bleeding profusely when he flagged down a cop and waited for an ambulance to arrive, the outlet reported.
Herrera was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was treated for the cut that stretched from his lip to his ear lobe, but was listed in stable condition, cops said.
“I got to look every day in the mirror and see this on my face,” Herrera said. “I’ve never had one stitch in my entire life and the first time I got a stitch, I got 110 stitches?”
He has since returned to his Yonkers home to recover alongside his wife, Lauren Soriano, and 2-year-old son, Liam.
Liam knows his dad was hurt, but the young couple has been reassuring him that everything will be OK, Soriano told WNBC.
“He just knows like, ‘Dada has a boo-boo on his face. He has a cut on his face,” she said. “We just keep saying, ‘Dad’s OK. He’s strong. We’re gonna make it.’”
No arrests had been made by Friday, the NYPD said.